Auto Accident Lawyer South Carolina
Most people in South Carolina wake up every morning focused on getting their children off to school, and themselves off to work. Whether you live in Columbia, Florence, or Myrtle Beach, the basics of life are putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over your heads. We do not get the benefit of knowing what life has in store for us. We don’t get a notice in the mail, or an e-mail or text message, telling us that today we will be involved in a potentially life changing automobile accident.
Automobile accidents in South Carolina are caused by speeding, failing to yield the right of way, inattention, drunk driving, texting while driving, disregarding stop signs or stop lights, going too fast for road conditions, improper turns, crossing the centerline, improper passing, improper land changes, improper backing, improper parking, following too closely, not being able to see, and reckless driving among other causes.
So, what should you do if you are involved in an automobile accident in South Carolina?
The first thing is: Stay as calm as possible. When an automobile accident happens, adrenaline kicks in, and the heart starts pumping, especially when our loved ones are involved. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you! Instead follow these steps to be prepared, and keep the legal rights of you and your loved ones protected.
Check on your passengers and the drivers, assess how serious the injuries are to those involved, and see how bad the damage is to your own car. Call for medical attention immediately. Do not try to move someone complaining of an injury, especially if it is to their neck and back. Immediately call the police and if the police officers are not doing a report, request that one be done. Make sure you get the names and badge numbers of the police officers, state troopers, or sheriff’s deputies that have responded to your accident. Do not move your vehicle until directed to do by the responding police officer.
Gather as much information as possible at the scene, including obtaining personal information from the driver that hit you. If they are denying responsibility for the accident, take pictures of the accident scene, and the vehicles – ideally before the vehicles are moved, and speak with independent witnesses who saw the accident. Get their names, addresses, and phone numbers, and when you speak to the investigating police officer, make sure that he or she has this information and preferably talks to the witnesses at the scene.
After the accident, and after you have sought the necessary medical attention, contact the South Carolina auto accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky toll free at (877) 872-3580, to schedule a consultation so that we may assist you. We will deal with the insurance company for the person that hit you, and also investigate if there are benefits under your own insurance policy that you may be eligible to receive such as medical payments, or personal injury protection coverage. Remember, insurance companies basically do two things: collect premiums, and pay claims. The difference is their profit! Insurance companies have trained adjusters whose job it is to minimize your claim and save the insurance companies money. Let the South Carolina auto accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky help you level the playing field.
We have represented people in one car accidents, rear-end collisions, drunk driving accidents, reckless driving accidents, multiple car highway collisions, and many others. Let us be your guide and refer you to the medical care you need. There is so much to think about and do when an automobile accident happens, so let us handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting back on your feet. Injuries can be quite serious in an automobile accident: whiplash, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, scarring, and paralysis, or even death, all can occur in an automobile accident.
Tippens & Zurosky has represented people involved in auto accidents all over South Carolina. Let us help you deal with the unexpected, and get your life back on track. Let us help you recover just compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, time out of work, future medical treatment, and scarring and disfigurement. Call us toll free at (877) 872-3580, to schedule a consultation so that we may assist you.